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. >> but at thisevent that's what it's all about. we will explain what they doing. >> what they are doing. >> and gwen is coming back with the full forecast. see what maureen says next.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ music ] >> well, not a bad start to the holiday weekend. guess what, it gets even better. take a look at the current temperatures right now. 72 degrees at national airport. 64 at baltimore. 65 degrees at dulles. plenty of clear skies. a nice ridge of high pressure responsible for that. that's what's going to continue. we will see plenty of sunshine. low dew points and that means no humidity to deal with. that ridge of high pressure will slide off the coast as we head into tomorrow. temperatures a little cooler than they have been for the holiday weekend but plenty of bright skies for you. if you are heading to the bea
want to use to describe the day. gwen has more on how the day shapes up. >> those are great adjectives for today. and we can carry those over for tomorrow. things are looking great as far as our holiday is concerned. let's look at where we hit temperature wise today. because we were flirting with the seasonal averages. 82 degrees at national, 79 at dulles, 78 at baltimore. and skies still really nice outside. a ridge of high pressure in control. just the odd cloud here and there but nothing to take away from the glorious sunshine we've been experiencing and that is still out there as far as today is concerned. current temperatures, 80 degrees in the nation's capital. 77 at baltimore. 78 at dulles. and for tonight, mostly clear skies. a few clouds or so. by the 11:00 hour we'll be skirting with about 70 degrees but the week is shaping up to be great and i'll have the details and a look at beach forecast in cases that where you're headed for the holiday. >> a lot of folks wish they were. >>> some dmv workers are not enjoying the weekend. they are processing backlogs after a system-wide f
. a good season for the skins means good sales at the pub. >> gwen is back with a final look at the forecast. and hip hop royalty is set to host the first ever concert at the new yankee stadium. taking a look at that and the week ahead coming your way next.   . >> the power of fox 5ness in your hands tied to your cell phone.   . >> there is one clear choice on election day fox 5 news from the moment the polls open to the final ballots cast,interactive, comprehensive, cover you can count on. you decide tuesday on fox 5 and myfoxdc.com. four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive. . >> well, finally after 18
the summer like temperatures have been baking. if you got used to it, things are about to change. gwen tolbert is down in the weather center with change. >> talk about one extreme to the other. let's look at what the highs were yesterday because we broke records at a couple of locations. 93 degrees at national airport. 93 at dulles. and that was a record that was broken. and baltimore 91 degrees. well we're a far cry from that as we move through into the course of today. already starting out very much on the cooler side. we currently have 67 degrees at national airport. only 59 degrees at gaithersburg. and we've got 59 at fredericksberg as well. and 68 degrees at annapolis. our live doppler radar showing you we have a little bit of wet weather moving in across the region. and that is something we're going to keep an eye on during the course of the day. a few light sprinkles right now. we'll see that change during the course of the evening hours. and back to the maps. for today, we're talking over cast highs. high of 71 degrees. almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and that's the kin
to gwen tolbart to get a check on the weather now. >> that's right, maureen we don't need airconditioning. it's a gorgeous day. 82 at national airport. 72 at dulles. 87 in baltimore. still tonight skies are remaining clear. under the influence of a nice strong ridge of high pressure. tonight the temperatures are still pretty much on the mild side so far. but they will gradually cool down. 70 degrees at national airport. 62 at baltimore. we have got 53 at dulles. 67 for winchester. 64 at martinsburg this summer. temperatures heading down to the 50s. expect it to be into the 40s. a while since that happened. mostly clear skies. a light northerly win. the week ahead and holiday monday are looking absolutely fantastic. i can't wait to tell you all about it. the details a little later when i come back upstairs. >> i know you can't wait to pull out the mittens. >> oh, no, will. >> gwen, see you in a minute. >>> a reminder about metro changes object the red -- on the red line for the weekend. these stations shut down friday night at 10 and won't re-open until 1 a.m. tuesday. metro is offering fr
and will it continue as a weekend washout? we'll find out when gwen tolbert down in the weather center. >> good morning. melanie. talking about much-needed rainfall, we could use this and could even use more, but it's not sticking around for very long at well. let's look at live fox 5 doppler radar and show what you we are talking about. most of the rainfall has started to move east of the district. and heading over parts of delmarva, lower southern maryland seeing some of that as well. there have been some pockets of heavier rainfall. we're talking from about a tenth to a half inch per hour. but we need this so desperately and it's all associated with a frontal system. a quick look at true view, it is heading along the mid- atlantic. and cloudy skies lingering behind it. temperatures were seasonal yesterday. here is a look at those numbers for you. 80 degrees at national, 79 at dulles and 78 at baltimore. and right now starting off on the cooler to comfortable side. 65 degrees now at d.c. 63 at gaithersburg. 61 at hagerstown. here is what we're talking about today. over cast skies with the showers. po
and will the nice weekend continue through the d.c. area? plenty of sunshine. gwen tolbert is tracking things down in the weather center. >> let's begin with what is happening with earl. take a look at our maps. earl is now post-tropical. it is moving into the atlantic losing it's tropical characteristics moving into the cold water and it will start to fizzle out. not a wheat lot happening with it -- a whole lot happening with it right now. and there are no discoveried in terms of the system. it left a lot of power outages and strong winds and trees down but right now it is he had -- just heading out to the ocean. it will become a memory. for some not a very good one. here at home, things are calm and quiet. clear skies. a ridge of high pressure in control. temperatures started out in the lower 50s and now starting to rise. 53 degrees in the district. 56 at dulles. and 55 at baltimore. and here is a look at your day planner as we move through into the course of the afternoon. by the time we hit midday we'll be into the mid-70s and then our high today will be about 81 degrees. but no shortage of su
way to honor a national tradition. we will show you you, gwen? >> i am not even going to try to figure that one out. but i can tell you we have plenty of sunshine in our forecast. a great holiday monday on tap for you. have the details and look at the five day we will be back right after the break. t the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ music ] >>> talk about a great weekend so far. we've had plenty of sunshine. very low humidity i it's been really comfortable out. there here is look at our highs. 82 at national airport. right on the mark. 79 for dullhes and 78 for baltimore. but it was a great day there. and then for the highs for today. a little cooler as we move into the overnight hours. a ridge of high pressure is building in. that's keeping our skies really clear. we don't really have any clouds t
of the weekend. gwen tolbert is back with a final check of the forecast.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> we had a -- we had a fairly nice day today, temperatures outside were at seasonal and that is not bad at all. sent degrees at national airport; 64, gaithersburg and frederick and martinsburg. we have had a lot of action in the tropics. igor is a hurricane, category 1 and that is expected to intensify into a major hurricane and we anticipate that why i looks like they're taking a north-northwesterly turn and have to watch it closely. there are no watches or warnings and going to keep a close eye on it and look at true view. we're look at what is on our way. this is a line of wet weather associated with the frontal system and that is pushing towards us in the leave night hours and that could see a rumble or two overnight and
their pets and themselves out for a little bit of fun. let's check in with gwen tolbart at the wet center. we needed that rain, right? gwen? >> reporter: we definitely needed that rain, maureen. it put a little bit of a dent in the deficit for us. let's take a look he at the satellite rain composite and show you the rain that moved through today. and behind it all mainly just some cloudy skies across the area. a little bit of a clearing trend as we move into the overnight hours. look at what we are keeping a close eye on. it is a huge large powerful hurricane just churning its way through. this is hurricane igor which from this morning, into the course of this afternoon, went from a category one to a category four hurricane. unbelievable. this thing has got a huge impact with it. and temperature-wise right now, we are actually into the 6 40s pretty much everywhere. pretty comfortable outside. cool into the overnight hours. talking some partly cloudy skies. into the overnight see some patchy fog up to 60 degrees for the overnight low. look at the full forecast for you and that five day. we wil
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for the rest of the day? gwen tolbert is down in the weather center tracking things for us. >> hi, melanie. we've had a stellar weekend. and hopefully people did get out to enjoy it. and today we'll do well also. let's begin with a look at where we hit temperatures. we were right on the mark for national airport, 79 degrees, where we should be. 79 for dulles and 76 at bwi. as far as sky conditions are concerned, they are fairly clear. here is a look at the current temperatures. a cool start to the morning. just feeling the little tiny pinch of fall weather. 55 degrees at gaithersburg this hour. 63 at washington and national airport. 59 at baltimore. 57 in dulles and 54 to the west in winchester. and speaking of igor, a huge storm. 190 miles south of bermuda, it's a dangerous storm, expected to pass over the island of bermuda into tonight. maximum sustained winds are at 85 miles per hour with higher gusts and it is expected to leave anywhere from 6-9 inches of rainfall and also you mentioned the wave heights and coastal areas are going to be effected by the strong storm surge so we'll have more
. >> our weather around here gorgeous once again. gwen tolbert is in the weather center with more on what we can expect into the workweek. i guess if you can get outside and be out in the sunshine today, you did. >> definitely. it was a spectacular day. let's look at our highs today because temperatures were actually some 7, 8 degrees above normal. 85 degrees at national airport. we hit 86 degrees at dulles and 84 degrees at baltimore today. so absolutely great. now here's a look at counter temperatures across the area. we currently have 83 degrees at national, 82 baltimore, 81 gaithersburg, 86 to the south in fredericksburg and 82 degrees at dulles. for tonight we'll see partly cloudy skies into the course of the overnight hours. then the clouds will thicken up a bit but by about 11:00 it will be 74 and i'll have the latest details on hurricane igor as well as tropical storm julia and a look at that five- day forecast. we've got some important changes coming up just ahead. back to you. >> thank you. see you soon. >>> the first family attended chump today. president obama and first lady -
cooler. it is actually going to feel more like september. -- gwen is in for tuckerthiss morning. as can you see, clear skies across the area. we have a canadian ridge of high pressure that is building in, compliments of my country folk there. it is a cool ridge of high pressure. we are seeing pretty cool conditions as we start out this morning. just the odd cloud skirting around. not too much to be concerned with at all. 57degrees at national airport. it is only 58 in baltimore and 55 at gaithersburg. but we've got 61 degrees to the south as far as manassas is concerned and 66 degrees at fredericksburg. we'll continue to be on the cool side. so be prepared. today, as i said, much keeler than it was yesterday. we are talking mild and breezy. -- much cooler than it was yesterday. we are talking gusty winds in the course of this afternoon. be prepared for that. they will be gusting at least up to about 20 to 25 miles per hour. 75 by the time we hit midday and 78 by 4:00. what a far cry from yesterday where we were actually 96 degrees. >> big change. thank you so much. >>> we want to take a
forward to it, gwen. all you need is your cell phone or your computer. >> a party ends with a bang literally. a man ended upshot in the arm just after 2:00 this morning. it happened at a home here on heatherton lane. investigators say two groups of people got into an argument and the victim left. once outside, the words continued. someone threw a bottle and second later someone started firing gunshots. >> we were all talking. everyone is a little upset that this is something that could happen here. and we're concerned. >> reporter: right. >> we're very concerned. we hope that this is an isolated incident. >> reporter: the victim is expected to be okay. crime stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any tips leading to an arrest. >>> arizona stayed in the forefront regarding immigration law. the commonwealth may have these new laws. >> reporter: maureen, new fuel to the fire ball ignited by a deadly crash in the debate over illegal immigration in prince william county. it comes from an unusual source. a letter from the police chief to the feds. the crash happened the morning of augu
and about this afternoon before the next round of rain moves into the region. let's send it down to gwen tall bart live in the weather. tolbart in the weather center. >> we have some heavy rainfall moving in will across the area. we do need the rain, however. but with it looks like we could possibly see some storms. a quick look at the doppler radar for you. can you see we have rainfall to the east and west. eastern, western virginia. north central maryland seeing a little bit of activity coming through. it is only going to increase as we move into there tonight. 63 at national. we have 64 at dulles and 62 at baltimore. and for tonight, we are talking rain becoming steadier and heavier. with a chance of isolated thunderstorms. overnight low is 63 degrees. a very light north earl wind from 5-10 miles per hour. but it is not over. once we get through tonight. we will have more on that and give you the full five day forecast and when you can expect it to start and end coming up a little bit later. back to you. >> time for the umbrellas, thank you. >>> the investigation exposed holes in bp's
of the weekend? want to know. the question we gwen toll bat is tracking the temperature in the weather center. >> you are absolutely right, will. fall is not that close. a spike coming up in our temperatures as well. but let's take a look at the satellite radar. nothing really to show you but how clears it. because we are under the influence of a strong ridge of high pressure. no clouds on here. it is a very, very clear night. as far as the temperatures are concern, we are seeing those temperatures tonight into the 60s and 70s. here is a look at where we hit today. 82 with a high at national airport. 80 at dulles. 78 at baltimore. the temperatures into the 60s everywhere. 67 at washington, d.c. we have got 61 at baltimore. 60 at martinsburg. tonight we are talking 59 and mostly clear. cooler in the suburbs. an odd cloud here to the west. but other than that looking pretty good. the rest of the weekend is looking pretty good also. a great five day forecast on tap for you, will. those details up a little later. >> see you then, gwen. >> a traffic alert if you are driving in or out of dc two bri
west but first we want to get a check of our weather with gwen talbert. >> we are getting the reality of being in september versus thursday where we were in the mid-90s which was totally unbelievable. another cool start to the day. yesterday, we didn't do too baddie. we'll show you what we're talking about. what we've got going on right now is just a few clouds across the area. we have the ridge of high pressure some control and that will continue to dominate our weather pattern over the course of the next day or so so we are doing pretty good so far as we start to embark into this weekend. here is a look at where we stood yesterday, temperature- wise. a far cry from that 96 degrees that we had on wednesday. we're into the 80s right now and today we are looking at a high that will bring us about 78 degrees. no shortage of sunshine, gurvir. >> thank you. >>> we do want to look at our top stories and more on that massive fire just south of san francisco that is blamed on a possible gas line explosion. a utility company says a high pressure gas line blew just after 6:00 p.m. local time y
from the right. gwen heim is the director and producer behind the al gore warming document an inconvenient truth. the american federation of teachers praised gwen heim to get the country talking about the problem but is not happy with the portrayal of teachers. >> there are 3 million teachers in this country and those who do heroic things every day. and we need to give the teachers the tools and conditions to support them rather than scapegoat them. >> reporter: gwen heim said he didn't expect any support, but the ground swell around this project has been greating and confesses although he's a huge supporter of public schools, he's so trouble by the current state he chose private schools for his own children. shannon green, fox news. >> i had a chance to see the documentary and also the chance to sit down with davis gwen heim to talk about his new film. >> so this documentary, and you go in and you know you're going to be moved and have an interest in what is going on in the schools and you don't expect to go through a whole box of kleenex, because you get so involved in th
events but this weekend gwen park high school is getting together alumni from the past 50 years and that includes students from the time the school was segregated. two of the students join us now. rock newman, you may recognize him as a successful boxing manager. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> and we have bob stark also an alumnis from glenn park high school. >> nice to see you. thank you very much. >> big celebration this weekend but there is another story under this because it wasn't always the normal things that we go through in high school, basketball games and fun days. and if i could ask you both to take us back to the time to segregation. >> it was a junior and senior high school. bobby and i were both in the 8th grade at the time and i so profoundly remember there being front page headlines in the washington post about the riots that took place, black against white. and it was sore several days -- it was for several days, scary and violent. >> sometimes stuff like that is overblown, but this is the account of what was happening? >> it was very bad. and they had
doing a little fishing. you needed your sunscreen. gwen tolbart, a lot of us hoping to start off the week with much the same. what do you say? >> we've got some sunshine for people. things will take a change during the course of the week. today's highs were not bad, pretty close to seasonal and to a little above, 7 to 8 degrees above seasonal, right now we're 75 degrees and 72 at annapolis and 71 degrees at dulles. so for tonight we are talking mostly some cloudy skies, light winds, 63 degrees your overnight low, winds from the west switching northwest and we're also going to have a really good luck and an update on what's happening with hurricane igor and tropical storm julia because we've got some changes coming up in our forecast as well and they just might be a factor in that. i'll have the details coming up a bit later. back to you. >>> the redskins were trying to do something they hadn't done in three years, start season 2- 0 and of after last year's 4-12 record that would be a major improvement to say the least. sports director dave feldman on deck with the low down on to
. and this is the first. gen is -- gwen is rocking out in the studio and loves her. this is the first marriage for the ohio single mom whoa has a 1-year-old from a previous relationship. they reportedly plan to walk down the aisle next month. >> congratulations to her. >>> comedienne margaret cho is finding a new way to make her fans laugh and claudia cowen spoke to the comedienne. ♪ sorry i set your house on fire. >> reporter: comedienne margaret cho creates a new genre of music is using -- using her own signature style with cho dependence. >> i have been making music for a while and i wanted to do something where i could make the joke songs that had more during value with music. >> i guess i got a player -- >> the show's using music in the live standup routine for years and that first album allowed her to hone her craft with her heros. >> i had people help me who were great composers and people like patty griffin and fiona apple and andrew bird. a lot of incredible musicians who have a great sense of humor, too and we wanted to colap rate to make this -- collaborate to make the record. >>
. >> the d.c. school system is featured prominently in this new film. davis gwen heim's waiting for superman premiered in hollywood last night. he won a award for the al gore documentary. now his new film follows students and families in their bat toll get a good education in a system that is said to be broken. d.c. public school chancellor michelle rhee gets a lot of face time. >> you look at what has happened in american public education over the last 20 years, we have gone from number one in a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> the president of the american federation of teachers not happy about what she called an inaccurate portrayal of sub- par teachers and villans. i got a chance to sit down with the director to talk about why he made this film. >> i have my own kids and i drive my three kids in los angeles past three public schools on the way to take my kids to a really great school. and it haunts me that the kids in my neighborhood don't have what my kids have. and why can't we give every kid in america -- why can't we give every kid i
. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both candidates. sarah simmons joins us live from the early polling place with more. >> reporter: good morning, allison and tony. like you said, the next days were important. and mayor fenty knows that, as he is behind in the polls, that he is asking for the top man in the country, president barack obama's endorsement. at this point the white house has not said anything. we did hear about it over the last couple of days. now the clarus poll shows gray ahead and he is getting a growing lead over the past few weeks. and it shows if there is high turnout among black voters, fenty might lose this race. but one thing is for sure, both candidates are campaigning really hard just a few days out. the latest poll is more good news for vincent gray whose lead has grown in august since the latest poll. it is the third poll in a week to
of multitalented. gwen tolbert is here with a look at our weather. >> now i can't do this anymore. i want to show off all of my other talents. let me start with the first one. maybe not the first but light start and speak of that, how's that? okay. weather, we have weather for this weekend and a few clouds skirting past the satellite radar composite there and not a lot is happening and we have some clear skies ahead. 81 degrees at national airport and 79 at dulles and baltimore and close to seasonal and on the mark for national and we are exactly where we should be for this time of the year and here's a look at temperatures now and -- i thought that was temperatures now and i thought i showed you some winds. 65 degrees right now at national airport as we said and temperatures into the low 60s, the mid-60s and gradually climbing up there and these are the winds. we expect them to pick up a bit over the water and we have a small craft advisory for today and if you want to enjoy the sun, be aware of that. winds from 7 to 15 miles per hour and higher gusts as far as the waterways are concerned. talki
. >> i've read ahead and there is interesting stuff in there. >>> and in the meantime, gwen tolbert is here with us today with a look at our day. >> we're starting out very, very cool this morning. yesterday you would have thought it was the
:31 and light check in with gwen tolbert. >> a cool start yesterday as well and this morning, steve. going to warm up. current temperatures, we have 63 degrees at national airport. 57 degrees at gathersberg; 63 at frederick and 61 degrees at monasses and going to the mid- atlantic, 61 degrees for boston and new york, 62 degrees and 62 to the south at richmond. we have dry conditions sticking around for 18 days with no rain and take a look at the monthly totals so far. we're in a deficit and we desperately need to get rainfall here. look at the numbers. the good news is north nature's going to -- mother nature's going give us a little bit of rain. we're going to see it. the clear skies right now with just a few clouds over the area into the course of the morning. but, we have wet weather. the remnant effects of what was hermine right here and pushing its way gradually to the mid- atlantic and we have a cold front and that frontal system is sweeping through as we go into the forecast the next 24 hours or so and the remnants of that system are going to get caught up in this frontal system as
. first lady michelle obama continues her campaign to phytoobesity. we have gwen looking at health headlines as we talk about this and the whole let's move campaign that we hear so much about in washington. but how is this done across the country, dina? >> reporter: well, steve, we have a real disconnect when it comes to fighting childhood obesity and we're hoping this white house message will trickle down to playgrounds and schools across the country. the question is will that actually happen? mrs. obama is i is aing kids -- is saying kids need to move but adults do too. and part of the problem with the obesity is there is a disconnect -- a hip rock asy in terms of what we are saying and doing. yesterday was my son's birthday and couldn't send in cupcakes because of the school wellness policy. but we have specialty shops popping up all over the country as we eat giant cupcakes filled with calories. and we have adults fighting an obesity epidemic and not doing right when it comes to exercise and eating right. how do we get this to sink into adults and to kids. and we're eating 31%
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